I Didn’t Think My Mattress Could Get Any Better — and Then I Tried This Mattress Topper (Bonus: It’s on Sale!)

updated Nov 23, 2022
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Early last year, I finally upgraded my 10-year-old mattress to a new one. There was nothing wrong with my previous mattress — in fact, it was one of the few that didn’t cause me to wake up with a sore back, so I was reluctant to get rid of it. Still, I made the switch to Saatva’s The Classic mattress, and it turned out to be just about perfect — it’s gorgeously crafted, super luxurious, and, most important, I don’t wake up with aches and pains. So when I was offered the chance to try the Saatva Luxury Pure Talalay Latex Topper, I thought, Why bother? I’m sleeping comfortably, my back is getting proper support — who needs a mattress topper? Turns out I did, because this thing made my already-great mattress even better.

I’ll be honest when I say that before getting a mattress topper, I wasn’t quite sure of its purpose. If you’re like me, take notes: Mattress toppers sit on top of your mattress to provide extra cushioning, unlike mattress pads (or protectors), which are thin coverings that protect your mattress from fluids, allergens, and dust mites. 

The Saatva mattress topper is basically a 1.5-inch “pad” of breathable latex that added much more comfort and support to my sleep experience. My new mattress was a little less firm than my 10-year-old mattress, but the topper stopped me from sinking into the bed as much. I tend to change positions a lot throughout the night, and I could definitely feel a difference in the way the topper responded to my movements vs. just the mattress. The topper felt sturdier yet was still buoyant, providing the ideal sleep surface whether I was on my back, side, or stomach. It also creates just the right firmness for when I’m sitting in bed watching TV or working on my laptop (I know, that’s a no-no).

I’ve been using the Saatva topper for about a year now, and my only regret is that I wish I had tried it sooner. I was concerned that the topper might give me back pains, but that hasn’t been the case at all. In fact, it’s made my bed so comfortable that I’m tempted to lay on it all day.

Now, at $445, the price of the Saatva mattress topper is a bit steep, but it definitely took my sleep experience to a whole new level. I think this it’s a good option for anyone looking to make their bed a little more luxurious or those wanting to refresh an old, lumpy mattress without splurging for a new one. Besides latex, Saatva’s mattress toppers come in cooling graphite and body-contouring foam versions, and each comes with a 180-night home trial, free shipping, and one-year limited warranty.

Buy: Saatva Luxury Pure Talalay Latex Mattress Topper, $445